By Albor Ruiz
New York Daily News, Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business News, 2/1/07
The Senate is set to pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage for nearly 15 million of the poorest workers in the country. Granted, a $2.10 an hour increase is not nearly enough, but it certainly is a small step in the right direction.
"The increase in the minimum wage is long overdue. I hope Congress and the President will move swiftly to enact sensible legislation that will demonstrate our nation's commitment to reward hard work."
These are not the words of a labor leader or a union activist.